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Ultralight Fishing Fun Fishing

This group is for anyone who is hooked on using ultra light equipment.

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Latest Activity: Jul 27, 2018

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What are your favorite lures for Bluegill and Redears? 18 Replies

While using ultralight rods and reels, what artificial baits do you use, and what are your favorites and why?Continue

Started by Jeff Soto. Last reply by Slip Sinker Jul 27, 2018.

TFO. FW - Fly/Spin 17 Replies

Been looking at TFO offering a combination fly /spin 6'0 med flex rod was wondering if anyone has any experience with this combo rod, I've handled combination rods b4 but they didn't feel like a fly…Continue

Started by paul sach. Last reply by hill country Feb 1, 2016.

What rod length do you prefer? 52 Replies

I have used ultralights for years and I started out with the usual 5 footers. They work great and they surely have their place. However, the past year or so I have stepped up to rods measuring…Continue

Started by Mo Fish. Last reply by JBplusThuy Dec 9, 2015.

What makes UL truly UL? 3 Replies

I got to thinking about this from a reply I made in the rod length discussion. With my most recent line replacement, my lightest line from a specified pound test perspective is 6# and that is…Continue

Started by Andy is OptiMystic. Last reply by Slip Sinker May 12, 2015.

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Comment by Andy is OptiMystic on February 2, 2015 at 6:03pm

Jim - I built a round bottom pram a few years back. Looked sort of like half of a big barrel.

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on February 2, 2015 at 6:03pm
Yeah, I just like the word.
It's kinda cool.
Comment by Andy is OptiMystic on February 2, 2015 at 6:00pm

The French word is why the boat designer (Jacques Martens) calls his site bateau.com; not pretentious at all. To him it just means boat... :-)

Comment by Andy is OptiMystic on February 2, 2015 at 5:57pm

350 would be on flat water without the self bail option. I have mine to the stage where I built the lower hull and put drains in (not like show in the plans; I adapted with the designer's help and have through the bottom drains. My drains are just over 5" from the hull and I tested it in a friends pond. With me (currently about 200 and falling) in it the water level was far enough below the top of the drain tubes to be a dry ride. I put 3 gallon jugs of water in the stern and 2 in the bow and it was almost to the top of the drains. So built as a self bailer with a 5" sole, I think it will be a wet ride over 250. It won't sink, it will just be wet. I am building up the cockpit sole with foam and sculpting the seat.

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on February 2, 2015 at 5:56pm
"A bateau is a shallow-draft, flat-bottomed boat, traditionally pointed at both ends..."

Pretty much describes the Blue Beast.

"...used extensively across North America, especially in the colonial period and in the fur trade. The name derives from the French word, bateau, which is simply the word for boat."
Comment by jim cosgrove on February 2, 2015 at 5:56pm

looks like a fun project andy.me and son # 3 were always gonna build a little pram from marine plywood the plans were in field and stream.he's more into cars now.guys around here build cedar canoes they are works of art.the kayak craze has really caught on around here.

Comment by DAVID L EITUTIS on February 2, 2015 at 5:46pm

LOOKED AT THE PLANS AND I LIKE THAT THING ANDY !!!!!! 350 LB.S WOULD JUST ABOUT DO ME WITH SOME GEAR ....

Comment by jim cosgrove on February 2, 2015 at 5:45pm

always thought those were those wood flat bottomed boats where the bow sweeps up david.big and small the cajuns and swampers use.the commercial guys on lake okeechobee  use em.i think they are hand built.

Comment by Andy is OptiMystic on February 2, 2015 at 5:43pm

The kayak I am building is from bateau.com

http://www.bateau.com/studyplans/WV13_study.htm?prod=WV13

Comment by DAVID L EITUTIS on February 2, 2015 at 5:41pm

Oh ok didn't know what it was ........

 

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